USS J. C. Kuhn

The USS J. C. Kuhn was a bark that was purchased by the Navy on 6 July 1861, outfitted as a warship and commissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard 23 August 1861, Acting Master Robert G. Lee commanding.

The J. C. Kuhn was assigned to the West Gulf Squadron as a supply and coal vessel, arriving off Fort Pickens 17 September 1861. She spent the war sailing between Pensacola and the blockading fleet delivering coal and stores until ordered North 20 January 1866.

  • USS J. C. Kuhn on Navsource

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    Allison ChapmanOrdinary Seaman1 June 186522
    John C. ClarkOrdinary Seaman29 October 1863
    Nicholas CoolerLandsman20 June 186520
    John G. HortonLandsman8 August 1863
    Washington InnisLandsman23 September 186428
    James McMahonLandsman29 May 1864


    killed in action
    prisoner of war
    died of disease or injury
    died of yellow fever
    ø died due to vessel loss
    died in ordnance accident
    buried on land in marked grave
    buried/lost at sea
    🎖 Medal of Honor recipient
    transcribed letters of sailor/marine posted

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